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8 January 2013

Midfielder joins until the end of the season

Huddersfield Town is set to complete its first signing of 2013 by securing the loan of midfielder Neil Danns until the end of the season.

The 30 year-old will train with the Terriers today and should then be available for selection ahead of this Saturday’s clash against Birmingham City (click HERE to buy your ticket).

Huddersfield Town Manager Simon Grayson told that he believes the midfielder has the required attributes to make a difference to the team:

“I am delighted that we have managed to sign Neil Danns; he is a quality player at this level. He is a strong, physical, creative midfielder who will give our midfield an added edge. 

“He has just returned to Leicester following a successful loan spell at Bristol City where he displayed his ability to score and create goals.

Simon continued: “He is a highly experienced player who I believe will add to what we already have in midfield. He will also provide us with good versatility in a number of areas.”

Danns began his career in August 2002 with Blackburn where he played a handful of games in the Premier League before moving to Blackpool, Hartlepool and Colchester on loan. 

The midfielder impressed at Colchester which resulted in him signing permanently in late 2004. Danns contributed greatly to the Club’s promotion to the Championship and in doing so earned himself a move to Birmingham.

Danns was a regular feature in the Blues team that achieved promotion to the Premier League, but made just two appearances in the top flight of English football before moving to Crystal Palace. Over the next three seasons Danns established himself in the Eagles’ midfield before joining Leicester on a free transfer.

During his time at Selhurst Park the midfielder played alongside a number of Town’s current crop of players. Danns played alongside Sean Scannell, James Vaughan and Alan Lee during his stay in south London.

The 30 year-old scored six goals in 37 appearances for Leicester last term, but has failed to force his way in to the Foxes’ starting eleven this season. 

In mid-November the Liverpudlian joined Bristol City where he scored two goals in nine appearances before returning back to the King Power Stadium in the New Year.

The midfielder is ineligible to play against Leicester City in the FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth Round.

Danns will wear the number 20 shirt during his stay.

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